Online Event | UAE Timezone (GST) 17-20 Nov 2022

14th Dental Facial Cosmetic Conference

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Silver diamine fluoride: the real thing or just a fad

Date: 20 November 2022 | Time: 14:00-14:45 (GST) | Location: Online Event


Recently, there has been increased interest in biological approaches for caries management, with techniques showing comparative effectiveness against conventional restorative methods. One of these approaches is the use of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) as a restorative option.  SDF is a safe and effective alternative technique to caries management and should form an important addition to every dentist’s armamentarium. However, it is important to know the limitations of SDF in order to use it optimally in clinical situations. In this lecture, we will revisit the advantages of SDF, the purported “silver bullet” in the management of dental caries. While also exploring some potential issues with the use of SDF and why it may not be the unicorn it promises to be. 

Lecture Objectives

  • Mechanism of SDF in caries management  
  • Effectiveness and acceptability of SDF in caries management  
  • Clinical use of SDF in children, special needs patients, and root caries 
  • Modifications to the use of SDF in clinics 
  • Potential limitations of SDF
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